Thank You!

Patch readers made a real difference in helping to save nearly 350 dogs this year.


As 2012 draws to a close, Mutts Matter Rescue would like to thank the Patch community and our network of dedicated volunteers for your tremendous support. With your help, we saved nearly 350 dogs this year, expanded our team, added new foster families, and hopefully made folks more aware of the importance and need for dog rescue. 

Rescue is a community of volunteers, so we couldn’t do it without you. Whether you’ve helped by sharing our pups’ stories with your friends and family on Facebook, donating to help cover veterinary costs, fostering, or doing home visits, it all makes a difference in saving these dogs’ lives.

We live very busy, demanding lives here in the DC area, but taking some time out to help our little furry friends is not only a good thing to do, it’s rewarding too. Dogs can change people’s lives in very real ways; they give and receive love unconditionally, and are our everyday companions, guardians, and friends who comfort us in times of need. They’re the companion for the widow who just lost her husband of 30 years, or the playmate for the new kid in the neighborhood who is still learning how to fit in, or the glue that keeps your family connected as your kids grow up and spread their wings. 

There is never enough time during the holidays, so I’m doing a short article this week. For your viewing pleasure, I’d like to share some of our favorite holiday-themed pictures from our adopters and volunteers, because who can resist pictures of dogs in costume? Enjoy!

Thank you again for sharing our pups’ stories, and getting the word out to your friends and family about adoption, volunteering, and rescue. Your support helped save hundreds of pups in need, and changed people’s lives. You made a difference. 

Happy Holidays!


Follow Mutts Matter on Facebook to learn more about us and see new pups coming into the rescue!

Linda Lachman December 20, 2012 at 02:48 PM
To save 350 canines in a year is a remarkable accomplishment! Many thanks for all the giving, but sometimes difficult, work that results in such a successful number of doggie rescues.
Hal SavesDogs Horenberg December 20, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Thank you for the thank you. I for one want to thank Mutts Matter Rescue and Melanie for what they do for homeless dogs. I have fostered dogs for this group for one year. I have personally witnessed a well run organization with leadership that truly cares for every animal brought into it's fold. Dogs are taken from horrible places, given full physicals, medical care provided no matter the cost. I have seen Mutts Matter give bind dogs sight, fixed broken legs, healed dogs infected with heartworms. and I am sure much more I have not personally seen. Melanie is personally involved with every dog as they come in and as they go. I really do not know how she does it. If you want to volunteer with a group of great committed volunteers. If you want to donate where you know where every penny will be used for the most good. Contact Mutts Matter Rescue!


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